Funding Alert 212 September 2021

October Funding Opportunities

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We have updated the funding opportunities in Funding Alert this month. A there are some new funds to look out for this month, and quite a few that have tight deadlines (Highlighted in RED) so don’t delay getting that application in. For updates and information on Business Funding take a look at our Business Gateway page.

This page highlights just a few of "this months’ offers" from the Funding Alert buletin. If you have any suggestions of how we can make Funding Alert better or an area you think we can improve, please let us know. Remember to assist in searching, the funders are organised into categories of funding streams, a click on the category heading in the topic index will take you to the chosen section, then click on the link to see if you can apply, short application deadlines are highlighted in red so make sure you’re quick off the mark! This page shows only a few of the opportunities on offer in this month’s Funding Alert; just download it from here or sign up for a copy to be sent to your email. Don’t forget to have a look at our support pages they might help with your application. We hope you find something that supports all of the great work you are doing out in our communities.

NEWS and Covid-19 UPDATES

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3. Organisations – supporting the most vulnerable to get online

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The Connecting Scotland Programme aims to get 60,000 digitally excluded households online by the end of 2021. Organisations can apply for support on behalf of the people they work with. This includes:

  • Digital devices – iPads and/or Chromebooks
  • Internet connectivity – a mobile WiFi hotspot with 24 months unlimited data 
  • Training and support – for staff and volunteers to become ‘digital champions’ to support people to use the internet confidently and safely

Previous application rounds have targeted those at high clinical risk from coronavirus, families with children, young care leavers, older people, people with disabilities and residents in care homes. They are now inviting ‘fast track’ applications from organisations working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness, who can deliver devices in November and December..

Deadline 12 November 2021

https://connecting.scot/organisations

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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4. Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Response Fund

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Grants are available to charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Deadline 31 December 2021

https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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6. Argyll and Bute Flexible Food Fund

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Argyll and Bute Council has launched a new fund aimed at tackling financial insecurity for adults and families across Argyll and Bute. The Fund offers financial support and wider confidential professional help to anyone suffering hardship. Working in partnership with the Community Food Forum, Bute Advice Centre and ALIenergy, households with low incomes and no access to cash savings can apply for immediate financial support. The Fund will help support daily living expenses.  This fund is for individuals.

Open for applications

https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/forms/flexible-food-fund

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

     Arts & Culture

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 7. PRS Foundation - Open Fund for Organisations

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Grants up to £10,000 are available for any not-for-profit organisation based in the UK to support new music projects led by promoters, large performance groups, talent development organisations, venues, festivals and curators in the UK.

Deadline 18 October 2021

https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-for-organisations/the-open-fund-for-organisations/

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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 10. Foyle Foundation Main Grants Scheme

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Grants between  £10,000 to £50,000 are available to registered charities in the UK to support the performing or visual arts and for projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learnings

Deadline Ongoing

http://www.foylefoundation.org.uk/index.php

 .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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14. Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Access and Participation Fund

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Grants up to £400,000 are available for Not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen and deepen participation in the arts. To support change in the way the arts are created, presented, accessed and experienced so that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice, both as audiences and participants.

Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.phf.org.uk/our-work-in-the-uk/arts-access-participation/

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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17. UnLtd - Awards for Social Entrepreneurs

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Funding up to £15,000 is available along with specialist support for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.

Deadline: 31 December 2021

https://www.unltd.org.uk/awards

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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20. Social Entrepreneurs Fund – Start It

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Funding up to £15,000 is available along with specialist support for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.

Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.firstport.org.uk/funding/social-entrepreneurs-fund-start-it/

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

      Children and Families

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28. Robert McAlpine Foundation

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Grants between £2,500 and £10,000 are available to registered charities in the UK undertaking projects for the benefit of children, youth, the elderly, social and medical research.

Deadline Ongoing

https://www.robertmcalpinefoundation.org/

  .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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29. Rural Communities Ideas into Action Fund

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Grants up to £50,000 are available to groups and not-for-profit organisations in rural Scotland for innovative community-led projects and initiatives which address local priorities and help them work collectively to make positive changes.

Deadline 08 October 2021

https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/rural-communities-ideas-into-action-fund/

  .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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33. Henry Smith Charity - Main Grants - Strengthening Communities

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Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year, for up to three years are available to support the running costs of small community-based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK to help people to make positive changes in their lives.

Deadline Ongoing

https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/strengthening-communities-grants/strengthening-communities-overview/

 .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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40.The Linnean Society – Our Local Nature Grants

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Small grants of up to £250 are available to formally constituted groups and organisations undertaking litter clean-ups of public spaces in the Argyll & Bute local authority area this summer.

Deadline 01 November 2021

https://www.linnean.org/the-society/medals-awards-prizes-grants/our-local-nature-grants

 .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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41.National Lottery Community Fund - Together for Our Planets

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Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom for small-scale projects to take action on climate change.

Deadline 18 November 2021

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/together-for-our-planet

 .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

  General Funding

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53. British Science Week - Community Grant Scheme

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Grants up to £1,000 are available for community-based groups and organisations in the UK to create events or activities that engage underrepresented audiences as part of British Science Week (BSW).

Deadline: 11 November 2021 

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/about-us/grants/

  .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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59. Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Shared Ground Fund

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Grants range from £30,000 to £400,000 for work lasting between one year and four years are available for projects that ensure that young migrants in the greatest need can overcome the barriers that affect their ability to thrive, and to support work that will help communities experiencing high levels of migration become stronger and more connected.

Deadline: Ongoing  

https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/shared-ground-fund/

  .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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68. Scottish Government National Drugs Mission - Local Support Fund Micro Grants

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Micro grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 per year for up to five years are available to small community-based groups which deliver frontline services to support people who use or used drugs, people in recovery and families affected by someone else’s drug use.

Deadline Ongoing   

https://www.corra.scot/grants/drugs-services-funds/

 .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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71. The Scottish Land Fund

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The Land Fund is open to full applications, with the first grants due to be made in early summer 2021. Grants from £10,001 to £100,000 are available to support rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets.

Deadline Ongoing

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/scottish-land-fund

.....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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73. Aldi Scottish Sport Fund

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One-off grants up to £2,500 are available through a random regional draw for local sports clubs in Scotland to support their work in their local community. Opens 27 September 2021.

Deadline 01 November 2021  

https://www.aldi.co.uk/scottishsportfund

 .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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77. Clubs in Crisis Fund

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Grants up to £2,021 are available to support grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK working in the sport-for-development sector that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline Ongoing  

https://cash-4-clubs.com/2021-clubs-in-crisis

 .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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82. Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Youth Fund

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Grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years are available for organisations whose main purpose is working with and for young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood.

Deadline Ongoing 

https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/youth-fund/

.........Check out Funding Alert for more details